Whitepaper: Recommendations to consider when sourcing human biospecimens
The foundations for protecting human research subjects come from the ethical principles surrounding the Belmont report: Respect for persons, beneficence and justice.
Ethical Considerations in Human Biospecimens
The use of human biospecimens in research supports these principles with legal and ethical regulations – the most important of which is permission(1). This permission may come directly from the donor or granted by others with authorization to protect the interests of biospecimen donors.